Chinese soldiers march in front of the Id Kah Mosque,
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Imam of China's largest mosque killed in Xinjiang

The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed in what appears to be a targeted assassination.

Jume Tahir, 74, was reportedly stabbed after he led early morning prayers at the Id Kah mosque on Wednesday.

His killing came two days after dozens of people were reportedly killed or injured in clashes with police in Yarkant county, in the same prefecture.

The BBC's Damien Grammaticus reports on what had been said locally about the killing.

  • 31 Jul 2014
  • From the section Asia